Imperative Reaction is an electro-industrial band founded in 1996 by Ted Phelps and David Andrecht from the remains of the band D.N.A.
Imperative Reaction
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Ted Phelps performing live
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Electro-industrial, Industrial Rock,EBM, synthpop, futurepop
Years active 1996–present
Labels Pendragon, Zoth Ommog,Metropolis
Website Facebook Page
Members Ted Phelps
Clint Carney
Trevor Friedrich
Adam Vex

 

History

A demo tape titled Debris was originally released in 1996, but was eventually recalled and destroyed as the band chose to go a different direction. The band’s next effort, a demo entitled Persistence of Memory, featured the track «Predicate», which was included on Possessive Blindfold Recordings compilation album Exoskeleton Vol. 1.

The band’s first studio album, Eulogy For The Sick Child, was released in February 1999. The next month, it had reached the top ten of CMJ’s (RPM) charts. The popularity of the album in the United States caused Zoth Ommog Records to pick it up for European distribution in April 1999. In the summer of 1999, the band changed labels, due to the buyout of Pendragon Records by Metropolis Records.

In 2000, Jason DM and Sam P. of Pulse Legion joined the live band. The band became known not just for their studio albums and play in clubs, but also as a band to see live.

In the beginning of 2001, Phelps began work on the band’s next album, which was delayed due to data loss on the primary music storage drive. The re-done material sounded different than originally planned. Titled Ruined, it was released on July 9, 2002. The band followed with a tour in support of the album, playing for increasingly larger crowds.

Soon after the tour, the band worked on their next album, which was released in the United States on March 9, 2004. Redemption was considered more aggressive than the group’s previous albums. In 2005, following the initial success of the album, the band toured along with VNV Nation as well as several other major acts.

Following the success of Redemption, the band worked for more than a year to release As We Fall on November 7, 2006. Minus All, their fifth album, was released on October 7, 2008. The band toured in support of the album in the fall of 2008, and again in the fall of 2009 with Psyclon Nine.

Style

The band’s first two albums have been described as «progressive electro». Their third album has been described as «having more of a bite». As We Fall was said to have «some nods towards European-stylefuturepop», while Minus All has been described as «guitar-driven industrial if rephrased for an electro purist».

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Ruined Lyrics by Imperative Reaction

Somewhere along the line
you decided you deserved this
you gave into all your failures
and somehow you thought time would put you back together
i have fallen back to nothing
no support can keep me standing
all is ruined all has failed
all your shattered words have ruined me

you said you’d never let me down
you said you’d never betray me
you said you’d never let me fall
now your emptiness surrounds me
you said you’d never let me down
you said you’d never betray me
you said you’d never let me fall
but your emptiness destroyed me

somewhere along the line
you decided you were worthless
you gave into all the pressure
and somehow you thought time could put you back together
i have fallen back to nothing
no support can keep me standing
all is ruined all has failed
all your shattered words have ruined me

 

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